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Summerlea CP School Growing thoughtful learners and independent thinkers

Intent

Our aim at Summerlea School is to encourage pupils to develop an appreciation and understanding of the past. Our historians will be curious, critical thinkers that can articulate how past events have shaped our modern world. Through evaluating primary and secondary sources, pupils will be taught how people around the world had different experiences and perspectives.

Our History curriculum has been forged to encapsulate a progression of skills, knowledge and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum which dictates ‘a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.’

To ensure that pupils develop a secure knowledge that can be built upon, our History curriculum is organised into four key milestones which outline the skills, knowledge and vocabulary encompassed on its journey. They are:

  • Investigate and interpret the past
  • Build an overview of world history
  • Understand chronology
  • Communicate historically

In covering these milestones, the historical content will be carefully organised by each year group through knowledge organisers; a year group long-term plan and sequentially into a short-term plan which articulates the content knowledge, vocabulary and skills at a greater level. Our historical topics are devised to establish a cross-curricular approach throughout the Key Stages whereby meaningful links with other subjects are made to strengthen connections and understanding for pupils.